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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration 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 right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility 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 intention by stating a couple of words and 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 -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer 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 create the day of your desires ...


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