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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few 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 -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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