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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. 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 custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a lifetime 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, after that in some traditions is thrown right 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 twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled 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, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the 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 peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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