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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that 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 special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel 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 marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right 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 ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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