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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area 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 bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could 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 mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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