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Events recognizing Celtic origins and practices have actually long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon elements of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these weddings can consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique event commemorating the creation of a classic love now and forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intention by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the guarantees of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some practices is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained 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 and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event communicates the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved right into the groom's family via this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family gives a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now linked right into all the doings of the clan.

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

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can help you create the day of your dreams ...


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