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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few 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 -- Just what better place to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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