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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic tradition can supply enduring memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a remarkable way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by stating a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better place to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 drinking cup 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 been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is currently linked 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 home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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