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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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