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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true 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 bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives 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 revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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