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Events honoring Celtic origins and customs have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, declare 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 location to place the pledges of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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