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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability 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 intention by stating 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 place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

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 provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event 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 officially settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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