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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees 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 pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could 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 as well as drinking mug rolled 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

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

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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