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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true 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 bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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