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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put 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 promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big 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 gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has been know as 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 bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors 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-to-be's household that they as well now have a brand-new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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