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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges 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 mug rolled 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. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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