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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family 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 rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly 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 groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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