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Events honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on aspects of Celtic practice can provide enduring memories. Aspects of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts other Half, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the development of a classic love forever more. This event of the components; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adapted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a remarkable means to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage before the accessibility of rings and rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, proclaim their love and intent by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

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

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from timber the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland provided 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 actually been called the "loving cup". This lovely event shares the 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 into the bridegroom's family with this event. Usually the oldest woman participant of the groom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be representing she is now interwoven into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male members of the bride-to-be's household that they too now have a new connection and a new sibling in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can give extensive guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can help you produce the day of your dreams ...


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