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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few 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 place to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees 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 drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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