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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and 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 relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough support 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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