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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic practice can supply long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful relationship were built.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a wonderful way to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the guarantees of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted into the groom's family with this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they too now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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