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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before 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 intention 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 -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a lifetime as well as 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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