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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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