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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to 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 intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the blessings of Kith and also 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 with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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