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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees 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 promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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