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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece 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 origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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