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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 referred to as 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. 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 into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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