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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys 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 officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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