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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the promises 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 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 - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the 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 via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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