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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees 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, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept 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 and drinking cup 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing 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 hearth and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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