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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive support 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 dreams ...


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