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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been prominent. 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 offer enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love 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 relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a life time and 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 practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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