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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now 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 home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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