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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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