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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice 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, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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