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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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