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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as 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 -- Just what better place to put 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 pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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