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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 dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could 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 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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