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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances 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 promises are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely 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 officially settled for right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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