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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to 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 is formally settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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