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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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