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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before 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, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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