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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances 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 promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may 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 and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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