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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time and also 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 tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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