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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also now have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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