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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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