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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also 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 thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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