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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a lifetime 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 customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially 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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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