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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice 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 friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown 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 timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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