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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges 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 vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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