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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, 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 kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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