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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees 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 pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked 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 hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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