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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is an one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to place the guarantees 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 vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride 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 revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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