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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they as well now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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