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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice 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 intent by reciting a couple of words and also 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 -- What better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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