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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as 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 area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful 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 bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right 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 event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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