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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...

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