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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic custom can supply lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, 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 practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony shares 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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