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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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