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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of 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 -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven 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 also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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