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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location 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 bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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