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Events honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises 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 recited, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double 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 marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they too currently have a new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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