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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys 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 approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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