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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components 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 wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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