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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates 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 right into the groom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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