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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive guidance 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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