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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special 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 right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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