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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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