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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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