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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event celebrating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This stunning event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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