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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 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 been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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