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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and 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 tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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