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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare 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 practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area 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 pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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