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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as 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 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 stated, then 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household '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 individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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