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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just 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 bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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