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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double 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 throughout the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event conveys 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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