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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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