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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth 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 rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises 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 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 as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning 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 formally approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven 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 hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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