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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains 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 custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. 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 as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises 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, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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