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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


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

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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