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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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