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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees 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 pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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