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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also 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 -- Exactly what better area to place the promises 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 recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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