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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the 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 approved right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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