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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually 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 custom can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and 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 relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just 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 pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys 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 right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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