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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can offer 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 distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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


Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime 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 recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven 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 house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...

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