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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

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

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to put 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 vows are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 called the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors 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 residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also currently have a new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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