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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put 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 vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as 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 bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give 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 produce the day of your dreams ...


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