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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 outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon elements of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct event celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been know as the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing 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 protection of fireplace and residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new relationship and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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