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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the 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 approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, 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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