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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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