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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could 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 as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked 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 also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...

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