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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some customs 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 double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony 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 officially approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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