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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked 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 fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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