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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right 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 members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support 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 dreams ...


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