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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also 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 place to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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