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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true 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 officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked 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 hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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