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Events honoring Celtic origins and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the assurances 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 promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the true 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 settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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