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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 outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges 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 pledges are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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