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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 throughout the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing 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 protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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