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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a life time as well as 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 tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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