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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains 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 before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises 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 as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the 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 settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing 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 revolved around the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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