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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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