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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 and 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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