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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event 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 foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup 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 actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked 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 residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new relationship as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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