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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability 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 reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are stated, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept 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 vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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