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

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as 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 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 customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also 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 with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a brand-new partnership and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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