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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location 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 couple while their promises are stated, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys the true 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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