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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might 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 vessel 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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