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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked 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 fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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

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