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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 dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the development of an ageless 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 a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also 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 thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates 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 into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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