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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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 been called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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