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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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