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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is tossed 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 - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 throughout the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too currently have a new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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