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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

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 sign of his love for her during the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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