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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a brand-new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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