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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the 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 defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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