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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven 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 fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer detailed 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 desires ...


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