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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put 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, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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