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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a classic 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 built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put 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 pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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