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Celebrations 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, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 know as the "loving cup". This lovely event 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 approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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