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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose 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 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 promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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