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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production 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 constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true 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 right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating 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 as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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