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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances 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 pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating 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 protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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