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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and practices have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of official tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a unique ceremony celebrating the creation of a timeless love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated right into the Celtic lands and remains to be a terrific way to include loved ones in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings as well as precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and purpose by stating a couple of words and binding themselves together symbolically with the rope. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the assurances of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the bride and groom while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those promises for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has actually been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous 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 officially approved into the groom's family via this event. Usually the oldest woman member of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also house. This event is the recognition of the male participants of the bride's family that they as well now have a new partnership and also a brand-new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can provide thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the event to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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