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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown 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 timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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