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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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