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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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