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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love 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 connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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