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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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