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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and also customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic practice can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a wonderful way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the guarantees of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of hearth as well as house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a brand-new connection and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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