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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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