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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words as well as 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 put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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