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Events 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 celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put 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 traditions is tossed 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 drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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