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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as 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 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 -- What better area to put the assurances 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 pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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