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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges 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 as well as drinking vessel 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. From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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