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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of 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 put 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 pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed 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 - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 been know 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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