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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the promises 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 vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven 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 hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive 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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