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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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