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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item 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 practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the promises 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 pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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 throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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