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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event 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-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing 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 house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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