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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event 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 structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right 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 to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability 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 purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right 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 vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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

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