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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 place to put the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they as well now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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