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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also currently have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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