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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges 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 pledges are recited, after that in some traditions 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 wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates the true 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 groom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the behaviors 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 residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new partnership as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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