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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown 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 - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...

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