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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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