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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and also 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 via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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