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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless 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 constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put 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 vows are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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