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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some traditions 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 - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household '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 origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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