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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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