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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept 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 as well as 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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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