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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises 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, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be'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 wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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