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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right 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 wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 attractive event conveys the 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 accepted into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings 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 house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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