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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances 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 vows are recited, after that 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 special day.

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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked 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 as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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