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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also 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 few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked 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 and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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