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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the 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 revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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