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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- 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 groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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-to-be is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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