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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects 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 Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying 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 fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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