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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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