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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating 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 cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven 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 home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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