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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, 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, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled 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, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked 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 residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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