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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects 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 continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

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

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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