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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges 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 pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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