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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called 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 officially accepted right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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