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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting 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 -- What better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive guidance 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 dreams ...


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