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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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