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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Aspects of these wedding celebrations could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a distinct ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and remains to be a remarkable way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to 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, state their love and intent by stating a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to put the guarantees of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

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

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Generally the oldest female participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as residence. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's family that they too now have a brand-new partnership and a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can provide extensive guidance 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 desires ...


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