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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges 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 pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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