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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 gave 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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