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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place 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 promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked 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 as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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