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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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