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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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