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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also 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 as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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