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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also 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 guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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