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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true 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 groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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