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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a life time and also 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 customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a new relationship and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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