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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; 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 right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and 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 -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares 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 settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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