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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 wedding. From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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