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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges 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 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 as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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