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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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