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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special event celebrating the development of a classic love now and 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 relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a remarkable means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally 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 offered 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 attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth and house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they too currently have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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