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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility 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 intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right 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 called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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