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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares 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 formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too now have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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