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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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