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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony 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 formally approved into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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