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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few 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 -- What better place to place the promises 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, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares 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 officially accepted into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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