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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as 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 aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees 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 pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown 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 - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven 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 as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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