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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may 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 and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know 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 new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...

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