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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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