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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom 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, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked 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 as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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