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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing 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 defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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