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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the production 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 partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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