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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and also 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 traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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