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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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