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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place 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 recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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