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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects 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 continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could 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 and drinking mug rolled 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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