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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place 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 vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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