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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one 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 now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back 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, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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