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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions 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 aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares 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 via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they also now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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