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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 dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and 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 -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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