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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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