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Events recognizing Celtic roots and also practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon aspects of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful relationship were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and also remains to be a terrific means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage prior to the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by stating a few words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's family members that they also currently have a brand-new relationship as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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