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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can give long-term memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to put the pledges of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking mug 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 know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys 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 groom's family through this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of hearth and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they also now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your dreams ...


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