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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless 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 connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the promises of a lifetime as well as 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 traditions is thrown 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 - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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