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Events honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of 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 -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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