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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of 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 a classic love now and forever more. This event 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 practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges 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 tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven 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 fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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