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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state 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 custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time 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 practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the 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 officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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