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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless 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 a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as 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 and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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