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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and 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 provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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