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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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