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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may 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 also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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