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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other 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 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 bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed 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 - Initially crafted from wood 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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