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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can supply enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful 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 bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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