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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees 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 recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup 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 been called the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true 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 formally accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Normally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked right into all the doings 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 ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they as well currently have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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