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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true 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 ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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