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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as 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 practice can give long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating 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 place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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