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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and 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 built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true 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 groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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