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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares 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 via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven 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 and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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