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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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