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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed 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 - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven 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 recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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