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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements 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 as well as remains to be a terrific 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 accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too now have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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