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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances 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 promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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