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Events recognizing Celtic origins as well as practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can provide lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges of a lifetime and also 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 customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally accepted into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the new bride indicating she is now 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 defense of fireplace and also home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they as well currently have a new partnership as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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