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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber 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, From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom'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 hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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