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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production 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 a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability 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 intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges 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 vows are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven 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 and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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