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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 know as 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-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...

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