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Events recognizing Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based on elements of Celtic tradition can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations could include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique event celebrating the creation of a classic love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the guarantees of a lifetime and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are stated, then in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking cup rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is now linked into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you create the day of your desires ...


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