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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and 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 assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother 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 last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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