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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the gown of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Elements of these wedding events can include part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this tradition is a special ceremony commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adapted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands and remains to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to antiquity, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth 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 rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to put the promises of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their pledges are recited, after that in some customs is thrown into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and 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, from that point on the Quaich has been know as the "loving cup". This beautiful event shares the true blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is officially accepted right into the bridegroom's family through this ceremony. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be signifying she is currently linked into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace and also house. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's family that they too currently have a brand-new connection and also a brand-new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply comprehensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can assist you produce the day of your dreams ...


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