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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition 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 friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member '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 peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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