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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely 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 into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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