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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

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 - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place 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 pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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