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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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