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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and 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 place to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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