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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually 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 custom can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right 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 friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises 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 may 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 right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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