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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice 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 families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the groom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, 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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