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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.


Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying 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 also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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

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