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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 and also drinking vessel 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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