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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and also 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 via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven 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 and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother 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 last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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