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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice 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 promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed 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 double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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