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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees 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 promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

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 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony 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 formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right 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 fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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