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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked right 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 also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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