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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention 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 -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates 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 formally approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked 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 fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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