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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can give lasting memories. Facets of these weddings could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime 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 thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber 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 during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to 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 formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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