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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees 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, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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