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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and 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 -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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