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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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