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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area 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 vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event 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 right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right 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 as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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