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Events recognizing Celtic origins and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition 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, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are stated, after that in some customs 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 big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered 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 actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride 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 peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well now have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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