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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they also now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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