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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; 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 relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together 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 as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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