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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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