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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also 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 place to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys 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 officially approved right into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked 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 as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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