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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of hearth and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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