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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration 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 into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises 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 pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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