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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and also 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 right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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