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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring 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 distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose 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 promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges 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 maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and 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 through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently 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 ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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