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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and also 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 customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a 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 ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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