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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a life time 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, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave 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 been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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