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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from 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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