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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth 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 practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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