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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love now and 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 built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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