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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances 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 pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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