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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing 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 defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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