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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right 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 fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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