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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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