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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a life time as well as 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 into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 know as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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