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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to 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, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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