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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony 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 right into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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