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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other 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 place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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