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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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