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Events honoring Celtic origins and also customs have 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 lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of hearth and house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they also now have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your desires ...


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