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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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