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Events honoring Celtic roots and 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 custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a special event commemorating the development of an ageless love now and 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 custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric 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 custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the true 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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