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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has 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 new bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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