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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right 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 hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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