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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love 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 connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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