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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also 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 place 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 vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys 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 accepted into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new 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 peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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