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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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