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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few 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 -- What better area 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 couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven 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 residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance 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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