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Events honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right 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 twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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