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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and 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 area to place the assurances of a life time 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, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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