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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship 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 friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special 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 provided 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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