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

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place 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 bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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