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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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