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Events honoring Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on facets of Celtic custom can supply long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a distinct ceremony celebrating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intent by reciting a few words and also 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 area to put the promises 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 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 may be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for right into the groom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and house. This event is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your dreams ...


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