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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates 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 groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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