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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and also 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 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...

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