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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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