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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long-term memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to 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 and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to 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 groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and also 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 via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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