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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these weddings could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly 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 couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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