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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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