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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right 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 - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece 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 peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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