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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances 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 stated, then in some customs 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 - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven 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 hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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