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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances 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 promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys 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 officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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