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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location 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 promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right 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 hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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