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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots and customs have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based upon facets of Celtic tradition can offer long lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events could consist of part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a unique event commemorating the development of a timeless love now and forever more. This celebration of the components; to the Celts the 4 components Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands and also continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take a piece of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by reciting a couple of words as well as binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the pledges 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 pledges are stated, then in some practices is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, From that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This lovely 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 settled for into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Typically the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be symbolizing she is currently interwoven right into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals focused on the protection of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the bride-to-be's household that they also now have a new relationship and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can offer thorough support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the event to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your desires ...


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