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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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