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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece 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 together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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