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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 area to put 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 promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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