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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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