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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that 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 into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning 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-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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