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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are recited, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might 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 and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the 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 officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven 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 fireplace as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they also now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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