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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 outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon aspects of Celtic custom can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the development of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family members that they as well now have a new partnership and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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