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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, 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 cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, 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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