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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together 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 guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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