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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly 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 bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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