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Celebrations honoring Celtic origins and practices have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon elements of Celtic practice can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these wedding celebrations can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a distinct ceremony celebrating the production of a classic love forever more. This event of the elements; to the Celts the four components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a fantastic means to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may 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 as well as drinking mug 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 marriage, from that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony communicates 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 accepted right into the bridegroom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the protection of hearth as well as house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they also currently have a new connection and a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...


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