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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees 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 as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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