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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, weddings based on aspects of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Essentially, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the production of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put 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, after that in some traditions is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel 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 ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony shares the true 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 settled for into the groom's family with this ceremony. Typically the oldest female participant of the groom's family offers a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the new bride representing she is now linked right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the protection of fireplace and also residence. This event is the recognition of the male members of the new bride's household that they as well currently have a new connection and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can provide thorough guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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