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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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