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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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