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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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