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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and 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 couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the guarantees 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 promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked 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 fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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