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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful 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-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right 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 and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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