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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a unique event celebrating the creation of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a fantastic means to include loved ones in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better location to place the assurances of a lifetime and 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 traditions is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin 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 throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely event communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially settled for into the groom's family via this ceremony. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride's family that they also now have a new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can supply detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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