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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a life time as well as 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 traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could 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 mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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