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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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