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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of 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 location to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises 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 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 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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