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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before 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, 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 tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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