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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put 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 vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing 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 acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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