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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, 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 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also 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 life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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