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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges 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 vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double 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 marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

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


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