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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown 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 - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also 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 with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating 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 fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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