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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means 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 as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as 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 -- Just what better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares 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 officially settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven 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 as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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