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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility 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 intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares 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 formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing 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 defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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