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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, 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 intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing 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 focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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