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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event 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 fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating 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 -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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