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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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