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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may 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 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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