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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride signifying she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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