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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the guarantees of a lifetime 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 traditions 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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