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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is an one-of-a-kind event commemorating the development of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the groom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride indicating she is currently interwoven 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 ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride's family members that they too now have a new connection and also a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide detailed assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your desires ...


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