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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth 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 custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the assurances of a lifetime and 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 right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as 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 event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they also currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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