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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also 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 put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 provided 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too currently have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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