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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few 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 area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event 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 groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now 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 hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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