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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating 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 defense of hearth and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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