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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually 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 tradition can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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