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Events honoring Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs 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 double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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