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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice 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, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. 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 groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may 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 and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys 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 officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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