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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and 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 area to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning 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 formally settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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