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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges 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 vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber 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 sign of his love for her throughout the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they too currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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