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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the pledges 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 stated, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the groom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family that they too now have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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