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Events honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless 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 relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area 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 pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big 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 gave 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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