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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is an one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony. From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace as well as residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family that they too now have a new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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