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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions 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 big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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