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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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