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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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