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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges 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 stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, 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 bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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