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Events recognizing Celtic roots and practices have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic practice can offer lasting memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful means to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and purpose by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better area to put the assurances of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their promises are recited, after that in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises 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 offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest female member of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide comprehensive assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the event to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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