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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly 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 pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates 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 with this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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