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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as 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 area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown 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 - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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