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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can supply long-term memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a classic love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a life time and 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 customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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