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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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