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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may 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 drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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