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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have 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 offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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