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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom 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 intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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