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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention 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 -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event 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 groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating 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 defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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