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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the assurances 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 promises are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances 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 cup 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 ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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