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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as 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 via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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