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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees 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 customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true 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 bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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