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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances 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 pledges are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer thorough assistance 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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