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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can give lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

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

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition 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 families and friends, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the pledges 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 promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin 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 been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be 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 revolved around the defense of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new partnership and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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