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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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