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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys 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 formally settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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