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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique event celebrating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations 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 fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

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

Oathing Stone -- What better area to place the pledges of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event communicates the true 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 through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently interwoven 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 hearth and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's household that they also now have a new connection and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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