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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before 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, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices 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 - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol 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 communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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