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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing 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 hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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