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Events honoring Celtic roots and also traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Facets of these weddings can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well currently have a brand-new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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