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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a life time and 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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