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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees 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 promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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