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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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