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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive guidance 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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