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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big 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 right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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