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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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