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Celebrations recognizing Celtic origins and traditions have long been preferred. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of formal tartan and kilt, wedding celebrations based on elements of Celtic practice can offer long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings could include part or every one of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a special event commemorating the creation of a classic love forever more. This celebration of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which a successful partnership were developed.

Anam Cara

This tradition was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a wonderful way to include family and friends in your event.

Handfasting

Handfasting - An event dating back to antiquity, Handfasting is a custom of marriage before the availability of rings and also rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intention by reciting a couple of words and also binding themselves with each other symbolically with the rope. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to place the promises of a lifetime and also eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are stated, after that in some customs is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those assurances for evermore. Today that stone may be maintained as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a symbol of his love for her during the marriage, From that point on the Quaich has actually been referred to as the "loving cup". This beautiful event conveys the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is officially approved into the groom's family with this event. Usually the oldest female participant of the groom's family gives a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride-to-be indicating 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 revolved around the defense of hearth as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new connection and a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can offer thorough assistance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish ceremonies, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...


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