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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and 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 relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises 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, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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