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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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