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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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