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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends 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 families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be'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 celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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