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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances 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, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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