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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer long lasting memories. Aspects of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a timeless love now and 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 relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and continues to be a remarkable way to include friends and family in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event going back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the availability of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and purpose by reciting a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this custom we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the pledges of a life time and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their vows are stated, then in some traditions is thrown right into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking mug rolled into one. King James of Scotland gave his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the marriage ceremony, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event conveys the blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A new bride is formally accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest woman member of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household '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 origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of hearth and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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


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