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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges 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, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around 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 new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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