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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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