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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also 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 elements of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could 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 cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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