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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances 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 promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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