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Events honoring Celtic origins and 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 practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right 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 cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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