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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event 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 cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by stating a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances 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 vows are stated, then in some customs is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted into the groom's family via this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the defense of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's household that they too now have a new partnership as well as a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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