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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins as well as traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, weddings based upon facets of Celtic custom can offer long-term memories. Elements of these wedding events could consist of part or all the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a special ceremony commemorating the development of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective relationship were built.

Anam Cara

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

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, declare their love and intention by reciting a few words and also binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Exactly what better place to place the assurances of a lifetime as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone might be maintained as a remembrance of this special day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking cup rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This attractive ceremony communicates the blessings of Kith as well as Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally approved into the bridegroom's family through this event. Generally the oldest female member of the bridegroom's family offers a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating she is now linked into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial origins of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and also residence. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's household that they also now have a new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding celebrations we can supply thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from construction of the ceremony to the last true blessing in Gaelic we can help you develop the day of your desires ...


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