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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, then in some customs 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 - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the 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 individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a new relationship and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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