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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place 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 pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big 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 provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too now have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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