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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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