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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually 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 custom can give long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...

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