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Events recognizing Celtic roots and customs have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also 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 customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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