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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a life time and also 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 traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event 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 formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently 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 fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they also now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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