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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components 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 continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the promises of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event communicates 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 approved into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked right 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 hearth as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer extensive 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 dreams ...


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