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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility 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 intent by stating a few 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 -- What better area to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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