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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right 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 participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and 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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