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Events honoring Celtic roots 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, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


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

Oathing Stone -- 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 groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges 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 cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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