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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 formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime 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 traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now 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 fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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