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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating 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 an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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