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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking cup 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, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true 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 formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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