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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys 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 formally accepted right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right 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 as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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