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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic custom can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, then in some customs is tossed 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 and drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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