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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 as well as 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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