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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece 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 roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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