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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys 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 formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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