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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put 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 guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double 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 symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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