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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time and 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 guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 cup 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the 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 into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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