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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is an one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and 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 few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could 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 as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins 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 new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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