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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating 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 -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates 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 officially accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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