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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances 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 stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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