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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

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 family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom 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 friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed 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 wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right 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 as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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