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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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