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

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys 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 approved into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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