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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area 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 groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 stunning event communicates 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 formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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