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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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