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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and 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 traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin 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 symbol of his love for her during the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely 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 bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven 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 and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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