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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime 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, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber 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 lovely event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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