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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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