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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, 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 big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's household that they too currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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