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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also 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 and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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