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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place 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 could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys 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 via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members 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 supply extensive support 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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