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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 is officially settled for into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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