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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices 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 supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also 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 supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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