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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked 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 fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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