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Events honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they too currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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