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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before 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, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises 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 promises are stated, then in some customs 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 - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true 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. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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