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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating 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 structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few 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 place to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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