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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together 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 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, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also 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 detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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