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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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