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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven 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 home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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