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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family that they as well now have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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