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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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