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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees 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 as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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