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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area 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 couple while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares 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 formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now 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 house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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