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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 place to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might 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 drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven 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 home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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