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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have actually long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic tradition can provide lasting memories. Facets of these wedding celebrations could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony commemorating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; 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 adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their pledges are recited, then in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding. From that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family gives a swatch of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is currently interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples revolved around the protection of fireplace and also home. This ceremony is the recognition of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they as well now have a new connection as well as a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough guidance 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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