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Events recognizing Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the doings 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 event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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