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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout 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 and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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