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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and 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 rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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