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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges 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 vows are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member '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 individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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