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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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