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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also 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 -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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