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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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