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Events honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic tradition can give enduring memories. Facets of these wedding events can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love 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 constructed.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and 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 -- What better area to place the pledges 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 recited, then in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood 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 symbol of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially approved right into the groom's family via this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the groom's family offers a piece of the household 's Tartan to the new bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace as well as home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family members that they as well currently have a brand-new connection as well as a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

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


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