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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven 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 home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...

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