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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...

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