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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place 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 bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event 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 formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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