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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice 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, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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