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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares 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 accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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