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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues 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 custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises 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 stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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