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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled 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, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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