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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also 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 before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the 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 accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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