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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares 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 officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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