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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location 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 promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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