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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event celebrating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before 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, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as 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 guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing 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 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 as well now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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