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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares 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 officially approved into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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