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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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