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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and 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 with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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