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Events recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on facets of Celtic tradition can give long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. 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 pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven 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 hearth and also home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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