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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 and drinking cup 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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