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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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