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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as 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 area to place the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug 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, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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