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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to 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 intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a lifetime 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven 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 hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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