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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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