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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently 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 fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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