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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting 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 -- Just what better location to place the promises 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 promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates 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 approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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