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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges 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 vows are stated, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they too currently have a new relationship as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and 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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