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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones 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, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location 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 groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true 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 officially approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked 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 hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide extensive support 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 dreams ...

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