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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have 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 tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 drinking vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked right 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 hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling 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 create the day of your dreams ...

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