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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and 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 area to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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