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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this custom is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a lifetime and 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 practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also currently have a new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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