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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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