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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together 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 place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony 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 officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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