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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a life time as well as 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 traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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