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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises 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 stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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