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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees 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 promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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