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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development 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 an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 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-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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