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Events honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have 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 give lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also 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 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 -- What better area to put the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

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 during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they also now have a new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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