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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances 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 promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride 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 individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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