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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and 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 binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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