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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime 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 into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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