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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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