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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom 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 rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges 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 promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed 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 - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys 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 approved into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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