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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to 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 intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates 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 settled for into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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