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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 vessel rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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