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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place 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 promises are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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