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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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