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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also 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. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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