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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and 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 promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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