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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a lifetime and 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 customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true 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 officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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