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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your event.


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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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