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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances 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 tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares 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 officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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