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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can give enduring memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, proclaim their love and intention by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better area to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been know as the "loving cup". This stunning ceremony conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as residence. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also now have a brand-new relationship and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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