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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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