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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees 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 right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 cup 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as 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 is formally settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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