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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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