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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees 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 as well as drinking cup 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing 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 hearth and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also currently have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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