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

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household '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 roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's household that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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