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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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