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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently 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 residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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