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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been prominent. 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 offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as 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 traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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