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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony 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 officially approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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