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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can give long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were built.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their families and friends, state their love and intent by stating a few words and also 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 -- Just what better place to place the promises of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some traditions is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug 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 wedding, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Generally the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of fireplace and home. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the bride's family that they too now have a brand-new connection as well as a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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