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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been called 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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