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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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