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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right 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 families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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