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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees 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 vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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