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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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