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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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